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not hesitate, not hochsprung, mary shirlak, vicki soto, lauren russo, rachel deveno and mary ann murphy. they responded in the way we hope we would respond in terrifying circumstances with courage and with love. giving their lives to protect the children in their care. >> as outrageous as the story of adam lanza's massacre is. it is not as the president said without heros. remembered tonight by the president by the thousands who blocked this night to downtown newtown connecticut. here is craig's report. >> through out sandy hook village residents have set up tables they are collecting donations for the families. these guys over here are going from car to car. tell me about what you are doing? >> we are just getting donations for everyone. all of the money is going directly to the families all of the victims. >> i went to sandy hook school. >> now a college student home for the holidays andrew and friends are collecting for survivors of the elementary school massacre. >> it is just terrible. i just can't believe it. >> scenes like this are echoed all over town. grief stricken residents s
is teacher anne marie murphy. there will be a moment of silence at 6:30 tomorrow morning our time marking one week since the killings. but for many it still has not sunk in yet. >> it is unfathomable, you know, even looking at all of this, it is not believable. it's like did it really happen? >> and also today nancy lanza, the mother of the gunman was remembered in a small private service. >>> meanwhile washington got to work today on the problem of gun violence in america. vice president biden held the first meeting of the tax-force charged with reviewing the countries gun laws, recommending changes. the president wants some concrete proposals in hand by the state of the union address next month. >> and the president, he is absolutely committed to keeping his promise and that we will act and we will act in a way that will be designed, even if they could only save one life. and we have to take action. >> the focus of the task force will be going beyond gun policy and the emergency procedures. even the readiness of the gun violence. >>> any time the push picks up steam, so do the gun sales. th
that dylan died in the loving arms of his favorite teacher, the special education teacher, anne marie murphy. the teachers in that school, the principal, psychologist, the teachers that die protecting their children, saving their children, comforting their children, those who survived, they are true heroes and they have not received the recognition, in my judgment, that they deserve. i point out that every one of them is a public-school teacher, a group that has been condemned, vilified, and denigrated by all sorts of people. >> do wonderbout ts nes we are making about mental illness and violence. we have had a number of gun violence in the district of columbia where people have been killed by firearms, prince george's county as well. are you suggesting to me that everyone who pulled a trigger is mentally ill? is that the suggestion? >> no. >> in mass killings, if you look at the virginia tech guide, and jared loughner, he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, which you could see on day one. i do not know about adam lanza. >> i am not nitpicking. i do not hear the argument for levelhead
not hesitate. dawn hochsprung, mary sherlach, vicki soto, lauren rousseau, rachael davino, and anne marie murphy, they responded as we all hoped we might respond in such terrifying circumstances. with courage and with love. giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all. and reassured their students by saying wait for the good guys, they're coming, show me your smile. and we know the good guys came. the first responders who raced to the scene, helping to guide those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need. holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma because they had a job to do and others needed them more. and then there were the scenes of the schoolchildren helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do. one child even trying to encourage a grown-up by saying, i know karate, so it's okay, i'll lead the way out. as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescr
held today. in services mourners remember the teachers ann marie murphy and lauren russo. teams continue to search the home where adam plan s&a lived with his mother for -- police believe the 20-year-old tabunman spent most of his time playing video games in the week before the shooting. they're trying to retrieve information from the damaged computer and trace the history of the gunned used purchased by his mother. >> today joe biden met with law enforcement from around the country to reduce gun violence. the task force is considering ideas including reinstating a ban on assault weapons closing the gun show loophole and restricting clips. president obama has asked for the press to be readyby next month. bay area students mourning the students who died in the tragedy. students are talking about the violence. >> it happened about half an hour ago, dozens of teening all about a decade older but not much younger than the gunman himself, determined to prevent such a tragedy here. ♪ oh how he loves us. >> songs and prayer echo over the quad at heyward high school at that time when
and anne marie murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances. with courage and with love. giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all. and reassured their students by saying, wait for the good guys, they're coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came. the first responders who raced to the scene, helping to guide those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma, because they had a job to do. and others needed them more. and then there were the scenes of the school children helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do. one child even trying to encourage a grown-up by saying, i know karate, so it's okay 0, i'll lead the way out. as a community, you've inspired us, newtown, in the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil. you've looked out for each ot
. rachel davino and anne marie murphy. charlotte. daniel. oliva. josephine. ana. dylan. madeleine. catherine. chase. jesse. james. grace. emilie. jack. noah. caroline. jessica. benjamin. avielle. allison. god has called them all home. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. with olay, here's how. new regenerist eye and lash duo the cream smooths the look of lids... softens the look of lines. the serum instantly thickens the look of lashes. see wow!... eyes in just one week with olay. hi victor! mom? i know you got to go in a minute but this is a real quick meal, that's perfect for two! campbell's chunky beef with country vegetables, poured over rice! [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. >>> turning now to sports, nfl honored the victims of the connecticut school shootings. se
- education teacher, anne marie murphy. 52, mother of four. the teachers of that school, the principal, psychologist, the teacher that by protecting their children, saving their children, comforting their children, those that survived, they are true heroes. they have not received the recognition that they deserve. i would point out, everyone of them is a public schoolteacher. a group that has been condemned, vilified, and denigrated by all sorts of people. >> i do wonder about this nexus we are making between mental illness and violence. we have had a number of gun -- violence where people were killed with fire arms, in prince george's county, too. are you suggesting that everyone who pulls a trigger is mentally ill? is that the suggestion? >> no. >> in mass killings, you look at jared loughner, and virginia tech, loughner was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, which you could see on day one. i am not sure about adam lanza. >> i am not nitpicking. i do not hear the argument for mental illness -- >> of those in jail, a third of them have a mental illness of some kind. that is not th
and ann marie murphy, they all responded as we all hoped we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded them selves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all. and reassured their students by saying, wait for the good guys, they're coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene, helping those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma because they had a job to do. and others needed them more. and then, there were the scenes of the school children, helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions the way that young children sometimes do. one child even tried to encourage a grownup by saying, i know karate, so, it's okay, i'll lead the way out. as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you've looked out for each other, you've c
attack the assailant and he killed her. very sherlock, anne marie murphy all said that trying to safeguard the children in the care. the six educators devoted their lives to teaching children how to add, reid, subtract and be good boys and girls. they get their lives to keep these children safe. they are a source of hope and a hopeless situation. i commend the teachers who did not held the tape -- did not hesitate when they saw danger coming. sums -- some barricaded their students inside classrooms or closets. i thank the first responders to rushed into the school knowing they had a job to do. it is hard to comprehend this type of tragedy, let alone recover from it. in the words of helen keller, " although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming suffering." the families mourned, all of america mourned with them. we will stand with them as they overcome the suffering and begin the healing process. hitting process will require congress to examine what can be done to prevent or tragedies like the one in connecticut, colorado, of crete, wisconsin, and portlan
russeau, rachel davino and anne marie murphy, they all responded in how we hope we all would respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all and reassured their students by saying wait for the good guys, they are coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene helping to guide those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma, because they had a job to do and others needed them more. and then there were the scenes of the school children helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do. one child even trying to encourage a grownup by saying, "i know karate, so it's okay, i'll lead the way out." as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil,
and friends also said good-bye to 52-year-old teacher ann marie murphy. more funerals are scheduled tomorrow and saturday. victims are being tonight in the bay area. ken bastida and mobile5 are at a candlelight vigil and toy donation drive getting under way in san francisco. >> reporter: a lot of people have been trying to figure out what they can do, how to get personally involved, show compassion for the victims in newtown. so the cbs radio stations here in san francisco bay area have set up this toy drive tonight in conjunction with the san francisco fire department. they will be picking up toys, asking people to bring an unwrapped teddy bear or a great toy to give to needy kids here in the bay area and sort of pass the love along. and not only that but they are also expecting the san francisco bulls hockey team here tonight and the hockey team is going to be skating with 26 candles in memory of the victims and actually i'm here with erin, you're from newtown. >> born and raised. >> reporter: so what are the emotions like this week? >> uhm, it's overwhelming to be honest but i needed to
by the actions of adults who died. principal dawn hochsprung, special ed teacher ann marie murphy. mary sherlach, the school psychologist. victoria soto's family says she barricaded students in a closet and stood between them and the gunman. >> she loved those students more than anything. and she didn't call them her students. she called them her kids. she loved they have so much. >> reporter: rachell deveano was helping kids with autism. her aunt says her boyfriend was planning to propose this christmas eve. kate snow, nbc news, sandy hook, connecticut. >> at that same interfaith service last night in newtown, president obama sounded both sad and exasperated about gun violence. and he said enough is enough. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. no single law, no set of laws, can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senselesses act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> the president said he would use the power of his office to prevent more gun tragedies, and ton
but wrapped in the arms of his amazing aid, ann marie murphy, murphy among the adults who died. >> i imagine my actions the same as all the teachers. >> reporter: you would put yourself in front of the kids? >> yeah, it's my job. they're my kids. >> reporter: as a substitute teacher she has not been trained in whether or how to handle confronting an armed assailant at school other than of course taking actions to protect the students. she says, some self-defense training wouldn't be a bad idea. live in the newsroom, jim rosen rosenrosen rosenfield. >>> potentially dangerous situation was averted, a stew accident made threats to possibly shoot and kill others at the school. officers wear lettered after students reported the threats. investigators found suspicious list and diagrams in the student's locker and belief he had access to weapons. prince george's county schools will send out a letter to parents tomorrow. the student was not in school yesterday. but he was taken into custody and put into a psychiatric hospital. >>> breaking news about at take on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. a repo
murphy who works with him one-on-one. the houckleys kept a picture of ann marie rr on their fridge, and he would point to it every day. on friday, he died in her arms as she tried to shield him. his parents say they take great comfort in knowing he wasn't alone when he died. he loved to cuddle, play tag, and bounce on the trampoline. he idolized his older brother who was his best friend, his role model. his parents say they cherish the time they shared with him in newtown. our boys have flourished here and our family's happiness has been limitless. olivia engle was all set to play an angel in her church's nativity play last friday night. she, too, was 6 years old. church was important to olivia. she was proud to lead her family in saying grace every evening. her parents say her zest for life began early. a happy baby who grew into a happy little girl with an affinity for anything fun. she loved dancing and tennis, soccer, drawing, and singing. olivia also loved school, especially math and reading. she was proud to be a big sister for a little brother braden, who has been looking fo
people stepped forward who really became heroes of the day. four teachers, rachel davino, anne marie murphy, lauren rousseau, victor yoa soat pe merry sherlach the school psychologist, and dawn hochsprung the principal who walked into the face of this gunman to try to stop him from harming any chirp. we'd like to think any of us would rise to a standard of courage they showed. i hope we will but they did, and in so doing reminded us even those who just go to work every single day can be called on to show bravery. these teachers did. the school psychologist and principal and we hoeo them a great -- owe them a great debt of gratitude as i'm sure all the families in the school feel. we bray for the first victim, nancy lanza and reflect on our responsibility. i thought about it over the weekend, and wroi an article for "the chicago tribune" this morning and here's what it said. what would it take -- what will it fake for a majority of americans to speak out for sensible firearms policy in our nation? it will take more than a congresswoman being shot point blank in the face as she gathers
. dawn hocksprung and mary sherlach, vicki soto, lauren russeau, rachel davino and anne marie murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all and reassured their students by saying, "wait for the good guys, they are coming. show me your smile." and we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene helping to guide those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma, because they had a job to do and others needed them more. and then there were the scenes of the schoolchildren helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do, one child even trying to encourage a grownup by saying, "i know karate, so it's ok. i'll lead the way out." as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribabl
. family and friends said goodbye to substitute teacher lauren russeau, anne marie murphy and principal dawn hochsprung. all have been hailed as heroes for trying to protect their students. i remember hearing lauren's boyfriend saying they had just celebrated their one-year anniversary and he thought that relationship was forever. deborah, let me start by ask go you, what is this new phase that the investigation is entering into? >> reporter: what it is, it is all about motive, motive, motive. investigators are trying to figure out why he did what he did. and adam lanza took very great pains to get rid of virtually the brunt of the evidence which was the computer, smashing it to bits. destroying the hard drive. what we can tell you is that investigators were here at the home for the last couple of days. today they walked the grounds. they were outside, walking the perimeter. they went through the outside as thoroughly as the inside getting their hands on everything they cox cell phone records, documents, files, any sort of video game that may have been inside the house. all of that they
. and then two brave teachers. lauren gabrielle rousseau and anne marie murphy. you know those funeral processions are becoming a bit of a regular sight through the center of that small town. and new details are emerging about the mother of the young man who caused all of this sorrow. a mother who herself was murdered in her bed. according to her friends, nancy lanza had been on vacation alone at a resort just before this devastating shooting. in the past, she said that if she'd ever been worried about adam lanza, her son, she would not leave him alone. in recent years they say she felt comfortable leaving him alone in the house. let's not forget, he was 20 years old. >>> hearing about the victims and about those children and seeing their pictures, it has such a profound effect on people across the country and around the world. i mean, really, how can't it? if you have felt like reaching out in some way, any way or felt like you just needed to do something for the people of newtown, connecticut, you are by no means alone. that town's post office has been on the receiving end of thousan
. >> anne marie murphy also died. she was 52 years old. special education teacher at sandy hook. she died with her arms wrapped around a 6-year-old boy, a student with special education needs she worked with one on one at school. anne marie was known as a happy soul. she'll be remembered for her love for her outdoors and her husband and four children. in her funeral mass, archbishop timothy dolan said her life brought light to a world sometimes beset by wickedness. lauren russeau was 30 years old. her family says this year was the best year of her life and they take comfort in knowing that lauren achieved her dream before she died. she was known for her exuberance, her love of family and kids and her gentleness. she was the type of person who wouldn't even honk her horn at cars who cut her off in traffic. >> i want the world to know that lauren was a great person. she touched the lives of anyone she ever met, even if you only met her once, you liked her. she was a great person and she didn't deserve this. no one deserved this. >> no one deserved this. her friends say lauren always had a s
hochsprung, principal. mary sherlach, school psychologist. victoria soto, teacher. anne marie murphy, special education teacher. lauren rousseau, teacher. rachel davino, behavioral therapist. charlotte bacon, 6 years old. daniel barden, age 7. olivia engle, age 6. josephine gay, age 7. ana marquez-greene, age 6. dylan hockley, age 6. madeleine hsu, age 6. catherine hubbard, age 6. chase kowalski, age 7. jesse lewis, age 6. james mattioli, age 6. grace mcdonnell, age 7. emilie parker, age 6. jack pinto, age 6. noah pozner, age 6. caroline previdi, age 6. jessica rekos, also age 6. avielle richman, age 6. benjamin wheeler, age 6. and allison wyatt, age 6. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™.
and anne marie murphy, they all responded in how we hope we all would respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all and reassured their students by saying wait for the good guys, they are coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene helping to guide those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma, because they had a job to do and others needed them more. and then there were the scenes of the school children helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do. one child even trying to encourage a grownup by saying, "i know karate, so it's okay, i'll lead the way out." as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you've looked out f
of wakes and funerals. allison wyatt, benjamin whiler, and catherine and lauren rousseau and anne marie murphy. a private service for family only of nancy lanza. we begin with quite an extraordinary interview. his son jesse lewis died and as he spoke about his loss, there is remarkable words of understanding and hope. >> thank you very much for joining me and please accept my very sincere condolences for this loss to your family. tell me about your son jesse. >> jesse was my son but he was my best friend and my buddy, too, and i'm just really at a loss for words. we did everything together. he had so many favorite spots where we'd go, the diner in town here, the grocery store, a bagel or muffin in the morning. the deli where he would go to get his sandwich in the morning also before school and his snack. just -- i -- i'm lost for words. >> the feeling i got from everything i've understood about his last few moments alive were that he showed great courage, that he was trying to get out of there, that he was aware something was happening, obviously his favorite teacher, vicki soto was the
7. we'll remember rachel davino, anne marie murphy. we will remember her and so will this community. we'll remember 30-year-old lauren russeau who wanted to be a teacher before she even started kindergarten. she was a full time substitute at sandy hook. we'll remember mary sherlach, the proud mother of two grown daughters. we will remember victoria soto. no one in this town will ever forget victoria soto, she died trying to protect the lives of her first graders. she was the oldest of four children. and, of course, the school principal dawn hochsprung. even little kids know when someone cares about them, and that was her. we will remember her as we remember all 26 lives lost in that school that day. 26 lives cut short friday morning at sandy creek elementary school here in newtown, connecticut. newtown is now the nation's heartache. it is our open wound. a whole so large that we're not sure god can fill it. something to hope for. his hope is, everyone's hope, as we bring you some moments from tonight's vigil, starting with first responders coming into the auditorium to a round of ap
? >> reporter: family and friends also said good-bye to 52-year- old teacher ann marie murphy. cardinal timothy dolan the new york archbishop spoke at her funeral. while the memorial to the victims grow bigger each day, the investigation continues into what led to the rampage. on wednesday, investigators removed boxes from the home of shooter adam lanza as they searched for a motive. for survivors class resume after the holidays in monroe. the sandy hook building may never reopen. dan dayton attended the school as a child. >> i knew every part of that school. so it's been tarnished forever. >> reporter: school officials say the new school will be a fresh start for a community that's struggling to move on. police reveal that there were two bedrooms in the home where adam lanza shared with his mother and one of the bedrooms in the basement she kept her weapons in a locked box. he obviously got access to them. he also kept his computer games and hard drive there. police he destroyed the hard drive so they couldn't find traces of what he was thinking or doing in the hours before last friday's shoot
wyatt, all aged six, and grace mcdonnell, age 7. the service was held in new york for teacher anne marie murphy, who is believed to have used her body to shield students from a hill of bullets. 30-year old teacher lauren rousseau was also mourned thursday in connecticut. her partner of the year, tony lusardi, spoke to cnn. >> i want the world to know she was a great person who touched the lives of everyone she ever met, even if he only met her once you like her. she was a great person and did not deserve this. no one deserved this. >> a private memorial service was also held thursday in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother of the gunman and his first victim. adam lanza shot his mother in her bed with her own gun before driving to the elementary school. vice-president joe biden met thursday with cabinet members and law-enforcement officials from around the country as part of the obama administration's push for tighter gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. speaking to reporters before the meeting, biden affirmed the president's commitment to reform. >> the president is a
for kathlyn hubbard, benjamin wheeler and ann marie murphy, a special education teacher. joining me now, msnbc contributor, michael smerkonish. michael, we heard the host of the nra webcast saying the president, getting his hands on essentially their guns. why would we expect the nra to say anything different from what's being broadcast on its show tomorrow? >> that's a narrative they have fostered about president obama for the last at least four years. and the practical effect of that, tamron, is to cause a run on guns and ammunition, the likes of which you are seeing right now at walmart where certain of the weapons have run out. they're selling them at that rapid of a clip and yet the reality is that the folks at the brady foundation given very poor grades to the president throughout the course of the first administration. why would they say it? that's what they're in business to do. i'm optimistic they'll take a different approach tomorrow because of that pledge of meaningful contributions and two things to know right off the bat. one, will they embrace a concept of background checks becau
, and ann marie murphy, she's 52 years old. she was a teacher's aide. she is survived by her four children, her husband, her parents, and six brothers and sisters. of course, there are also four wakes today. those four will be buried in the next coming days. it's certainly a sad scene here in newtown where folks continue to flock to the memorial behind me where they continue to bring tributes and share their thoughts and feelings, oftentimes tearing up. for folks who they knew and also complete strangers. this is a town that is hurting today, and those funerals and wakes we have been seeing, the processions all day long, and every couple of hours you see those pros sessions. a heart-breaking day here in newtown. >> and we understand that a retired -- the retired principal from the school, donna page, is going it take over when classes resume, which may be of some comfort to these children who are trying to cope with being in another school building and with this terrible loss. >> yeah. we know the principal -- the school principal was killed last friday, and donna page had retired from bei
teacher, ann marie murphy, died while shielding students with her body. another read to kids to distract them from the gunshots that exploded outside their room. last night in newtown, president obama met with survivors and the families of those killed. he vowed to prevent another massacre and called for a national discussion on gun violence. more on the gun control debate in just a moment. but first the president's message to a community in anguish. here are some of the president's comments from last night's vigil. >> i am very mindful that mer words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief, that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours we have wept with you. we've pulled our children tight. and you must know that whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide. whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear. newtown, you are not alone. >> the president's words are providing a measu
to rest. and we're also learning more about the remarkable acts of heroism. one teacher, ann marie murphy, she died while shielding students with her body. another read to her kids to distract them from gunshots exploding outside the room. and last night president barack obama met with the families of those killed. he vowed to prevent another massacre and called for a national discussion on gun violence. >>i itright now we want to conte the discussion we started with talk back. what can we do to prevent another newtown? it's not a democratic or republican problem because we're all subject to gun violence. but merely saying we need gun control is too simplistic. we have many other problems. let's bring in cnn contributor will cain. i'm going to have to interrupt you guys. we're going back to newtown because the news conference just started. lieutenant vance. >> we'd like to deliver to you a message from the superintendent of schools relative to educational process here in the town. we'll start off with the lieutenant about the schools right now. >> good morning. as you know, the healing is
, the connecticut area where the shootings took place, and in fact, ann marie murphy was from a town in our district. my heart goes out to these families. obviously, two of those little boys are being buried today. there is going to be time for a lot of -- we do need to have some very serious policy discussions in all aspects of this, including, of course, the cultural factors that go into the kind of behavior that adam lanza manifested. clearly he meant to do grievous harm. he did, obviously he had access to weapons that he absolutely should not have had access to within that home. >> but if it is deemed that he has a mental illness and a propensity that led to this behavior by having easy access to assault weapons, even for a person that is deemed to be sane in this country, should we as americans have easy access to buy assault weapons at our leisure? is that our right? >> well, the second amendment does say that we have the right to bear arms against tyranny. that is a cherished concept in our country. responsible gun owners are not the people who commit these acts and -- >> lanza's mother was d
'll remember rachel davino, she was 29, devoted to helping special needs children. 52-year-old anne marie murphy helped shield her students from the killer, the gunfire and had her arms around some of them at the end. we'll remember her and so will this community. we'll remember 30-year-old laur lauren russeau. she was a full-time substitute at sandy hook. we'll remember school psychologist, mary sherlach. we'll remember her. we will also remember victoria soto. no one in this town will ever forget 27-year-old victoria soto who died trying to protect the lives of her first graders. she was the oldest of four children. we will remember her and, of course, we will remember the school principal, dawn hochsprung. she was firm and funny and the kids loved her. even little kids know when someone cares about them. that was her and we'll remember her. just as we remember all 26 lives lost in that school on that day, 26 stories cut short friday morning here in newtown, connecticut. newtown is now the nation's heartache. it is our open wound, a hole so large said one minister in prayer tonight that
old as well. grace mcdonnell, 7 years old. anne marie murphy, she was a teacher, 52 years old. emilie parker, she was 6 years old. jack pinto, also 6. noah pozner was 6 years old. caroline previdi was 6 years old as well. jessica was 6. avielle richman was also 6. she was killed yesterday. lauren was a substitute teacher, 30 years old. mary sherlach, the school psychologist, she was 56. teacher victoria soto was 27. benjamin wheeler was 6 years old. and allison wyatt was 6 yes old as well. we remember them all tonight and in the days, the weeks and hopefully the years ahead. a vigil in main street here in newtown. we're going to take a short break and be back in a moment. >>> the shooting in newtown is now if second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history behind the virginia tech massacre in 2007. after every event like this, the questions always are the same, what causes this kind of a shooting? how can this happen? how can they be stopped? i'm joined now by katherine newman from baltimore who wrote the book "rampage, the social roots of school shootings" she's studied many of thes
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